Nouman Sikander

Fresh wave of violence hit Afghanistan: Peace deal looks irrelevant

The Taliban have killed at least 23 Afghan troops and nine civilians, officials said Monday, as a fresh wave of violence grips Afghanistan despite a deal with the US and a worsening...

Trump plans to open everything despite record deaths in US

President Donald Trump vowed to unveil plans Thursday to reopen the world's top economy, following cautious moves in Europe, claiming the US had "passed the peak" of the coronavirus crisis despite a...

Production cuts by oil producers not helping: oil prices at lowest since 2002

Oil prices extended their slump Wednesday, with WTI hitting the lowest level since 2002 as planned output cuts were deemed insufficient to offset a coronavirus-fuelled slump in demand. The benchmark WTI contract tumbled...

Things might not be as good as they seem for China even after the outbreak is over

Although China is claiming success in its battle against the coronavirus, millions have lost their jobs in the economic fallout, throwing into jeopardy an ambitious target to eradicate poverty this year. Beijing has...

Global coronavirus death tally crossed 100,000 mark: What lays ahead?

The first person to officially die from the novel coronavirus was a 61-year-old Chinese man from Wuhan on January 9. Now, three months later, by April 10, more than 100,000 people have...

Taliban ends ”fruitless” talks with Afghan Govt: Prisoners swap delayed

The Taliban said Tuesday they were pulling negotiators out of "fruitless" discussions with the Afghan government over a prisoner swap that had formed a key part of an accord with the United...

After animals, Russia is all set to test coronavirus vaccine on humans

Russia may soon win the race in preparing vaccines for the coronavirus when the head of a top research centre told President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday that his lab was ready to...

How smartphones can be used in war against the coronavirus?

In Europe, officials, doctors and engineers are looking at how smartphones could be enlisted in the war against the spread of the new coronavirus. One obvious attraction for health officials is the possibility...

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